What the papers say: Arsenal remain on track to end trophy drought

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The SunArsene: I don’t need to spend
ARSENE WENGER saw his second-string book a Carling Cup semi-final spot - and declared it proves he is right to give the January sales a miss.

The Daily MirrorArsenal 2-0 Wigan: Bendtner puts Gunners into semis
Even Arsene Wenger must be thinking Arsenal's five-year trophy drought is coming to an end. Arsenal's supporters are certainly beginning to believe their name is on the Carling Cup after the way they celebrated at a snowy Emirates last night.

The Daily Mail - Gunners stay on course to end trophy drought with routine Carling Cup quarter-final win
Arsene Wenger saw his chances of ending Arsenal’s five-year wait for a trophy given a massive lift last night with a scrappy win over Wigan - but knows his side will have to perform much better than this to finish the job.

IT may not be the one Arsene Wenger has been dreaming of but Arsenal took another step towards ending their five-year trophy drought by booking their spot in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.

ARSENE WENGER will not get a better chance to end Arsenal’s long and agonising five-year trophy drought.

The Independent - Van Persie's return fires Arsenal closer to first trophy in five years
The Carling Cup has swiftly gone from little more than a training exercise in the eyes of Arsène Wenger to a trophy Arsenal really should now win after the comfortable if unexciting victory over Wigan Athletic ensured safe passage to the semi-finals.

The Guardian - Nicklas Bendtner sinks weak Wigan to book Arsenal's semi-final place
Arsenal can sense an end to the drought. It was not so much their progress into the semi-final of the Carling Cup that fired the belief that they can claim a piece of silverware for the first time since 2005. Nobody expected them to slip up against Wigan Athletic and they duly cantered to victory in what was a one-sided contest.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsene Wenger calls for calm as Arsenal close in on first trophy since 2005
Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal still have work ahead before they can put the champagne on ice and dream of Carling Cup glory at Wembley after beating Wigan 2-0 to reach the semi-finals.

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